Rural Metro to host toy drives to benefit Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center

Toy items needed for the holidays

Cave Creek – Rural Metro will host a toy drive to benefit Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center every weekend through December 29 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. After December 15, toys and monetary donations can be dropped off at the Cave Creek and Carefree fire stations.

According to food bank executive director Pam DiPietro, every year, Rural/Metro hosts a toy drive to benefit the Foothills Food Bank and other area organizations. For three weekends, firefighters from Rural/Metro fire stations in Carefree and Cave Creek will collect toys and cash donations at the Walmart located at 34399 N. Cave Creek Road. The toys will be shared with food bank adopt-a-families during the holiday season.

The Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center provides emergency food, financial assistance and other life necessities and resources to individuals and families in the desert foothills, which encompasses a 180-square mile area that includes Black Canyon City, Cave Creek, Carefree, Anthem, Desert Hills, New River, north Scottsdale and north Phoenix.

For more details, visit Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, at www.foothillsfoodbank.com or email foothillsfoodbank@gmail.com. Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located at 6038 E. Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek, Ariz., 480.488.1145.